Physics & Astronomy ETDs

Publication Date

Fall 9-20-1951

Abstract

As ever more sensitive and precise experiments are being performed with Geiger Counters, especially in cosmic ray research, the resolving power of these instruments assumes an ever increasing importance. With the present perfection of electronic circuitry, this resolving time has become largely a function of the dead time of the Geiger counter tube itself. It was therefore proposed to investigate methods of reducing this dead time. Only self-quenching counter tubes had to be considered in this connection since the dead time of all other types of Geiger counters is inherently longer.

Degree Name

Physics

Level of Degree

Masters

Department Name

Physics & Astronomy

First Committee Member (Chair)

Victor H. Rejener

Second Committee Member

J.G. Breiland

Third Committee Member

Roy Thomas

Language

English

Keywords

Geiger Counter, Geiger-Mueller Counter Operation, Dead Time

Document Type

Thesis

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